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flounce 1

A strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached by one edge, as on a garment or curtain.
tr.v. flounced, flounc·ing, flounc·es
To trim with a strip or strips of gathered or pleated material.

[Alteration of frounce, from Middle English, pleat, from Old French fronce, of Germanic origin; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

flounce 2

intr.v. flounced, flounc·ing, flounc·es
a. To move in a lively or bouncy manner: The children flounced around the room in their costumes.
b. To move with exaggerated or affected motions: flounced petulantly out of the house.
2. To move clumsily; flounder.
The act or motion of flouncing.

[Possibly of Scandinavian origin.]


(Clothing & Fashion) having a flounce or flounces
مُزَركَش بالهُدُب
meî bryddingum
farbala ile süslenmiş


[flaʊnst] ADJ [dress] → guarnecido con volantes


adj skirt, dressmit Volants or Rüschen besetzt


(flauns) noun
a decorative strip of material usually frilled. There are flounces at the bottom of her evening skirt.
flounced adjective
decorated with a flounce.
References in classic literature ?
No, she thought it was n't the thing for a poor minister's girls to go flourishing about in second-hand finery, so she did what I 'm doing now, put away what would be useful and proper for us by and by, and let us play with the shabby, silk bonnets and dirty, flounced gowns.
And Tom flounced over, untucking and disarranging everything, in a manner frightful to behold.
Here, she threw her bonnet from her altogether, and flounced into a chair.
Hardly, however, had the old lady begun about her " highly gratified feelings," and so on, when Nastasia left her, and flounced into a chair by Gania's side in the corner by the window, and cried: "Where's your study?
The singer, 39, wore a fitted sky-blue dress with a flounced neckline as she arrived at Wembley Arena in north west London.
line, imperious, serene, ladies in white flounced lace in late summer
Never one to, ahem, mince his words, Morrissey famously flounced off midway through his set at the Coachella festival in 2009 because he could "smell burning flesh".
When pressed further about the gem by an American TV news reporter, she flounced off the set.
This cold bureaucrat failed spectacularly to protect Baby P from serial torture and death, yet she still flounced off to court to challenge her sacking from her pounds 133,000 job.
Caroline Flint who flounced off after supporting Gordon Brown the day before jobs were given out.
2 chiefly British : to walk in a way that shows anger <He flounced out of the room.
The juxta-position with the Princess (Nina Scott-Stoddart), who flounced in, opulently dressed and deliciously vile, was remarkable in voice as well as in view.